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# Excell formula to find the sum of all cells in column X from a vlookup in column y?

Hi guys,

I have a csv file contains a log of all the print jobs in chronological order.

each row has the user name and the total number of pages printed.

I want to add a column that has the sum total of all the print jobs for that user.

I'm thinking if I could sum all the cells in column X from a vlookup of all the cells in column Y this would get me the result I want, would it not?

I just have no idea how to write it or if those formulas are the right way to go about it. Any suggestions?

I am using Office 2010

Thanks in advance.

AC

I have a csv file contains a log of all the print jobs in chronological order.

each row has the user name and the total number of pages printed.

I want to add a column that has the sum total of all the print jobs for that user.

I'm thinking if I could sum all the cells in column X from a vlookup of all the cells in column Y this would get me the result I want, would it not?

I just have no idea how to write it or if those formulas are the right way to go about it. Any suggestions?

I am using Office 2010

Thanks in advance.

AC

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(no points) Pivot table is definitely the way to go.. I was going to suggest an array formula if you're just looking at one user but a pivot would show you everyone as well as giving you the ability to

if one of the user's is say "john" then you're array formula would be

assuming Col A is username and Col B is the number of print jobs

=SUM(IF(A1:A2000="john",B1:B2000,0))

but you need to press CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER after to finish entering the formula

if you've done that right you'll see curly braces

{=SUM(IF(A1:A2000="john",B1:B2000,0))}

if one of the user's is say "john" then you're array formula would be

assuming Col A is username and Col B is the number of print jobs

=SUM(IF(A1:A2000="john",B1

but you need to press CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER after to finish entering the formula

if you've done that right you'll see curly braces

{=SUM(IF(A1:A2000="john",B

Rob, ditch the array formula in Excel 2010 for

**SUMIFS**or simply**SUMIF**for all versions... no benifit from an array formula there.**=SUMIF(A1:A2000,"john",B1:**B2000) **=SUMIFS(B1:B2000, A1:A2000,"john")**
Good point Steve, thanks for the heads up :)

And so we get back to my initial solution... :)

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Thanks DanCraciun and everyone else for their valuble input.

I was making a simple task a lot harded than It needed to be because of a lack of knowledge of what Excel can do. Thanks again for the simple and clear answer and explanation.

I was making a simple task a lot harded than It needed to be because of a lack of knowledge of what Excel can do. Thanks again for the simple and clear answer and explanation.

PIVOTTABLE.This will be more useful as it can be sorted alphabetically, grouped by dates, etc etc.

To add a pivot table, select a cell in your data, choose the INSERT tab and The first icon should be PIVOTTABLE.

There are many guides on Pivot Tables on the web such as this...

http://www.experts-exchang

Go to course progress, pivottables for the relevant PivotTable stuff.